Pro Football Weekly's Week 13 predictions — straight up, against the spread and best bets:

INDIANAPOLIS (-4) at JACKSONVILLE

Bob LeGere: IND

Eric Edholm: IND

Arthur Arkush: IND

Hub Arkush: JAX*

L.A. CHARGERS at PITTSBURGH (-3 ½)

BL: LAC

EE: LAC*

AA: LAC*

HA: LAC

CAROLINA (-3 ½) at TAMPA BAY

BL: CAR

EE: TB*

AA: CAR

HA: CAR

BALTIMORE at ATLANTA (-1 ½)

BL: ATL

EE: BAL

AA: BAL

HA: ATL

CLEVELAND at HOUSTON (-6)

BL: CLE*

EE: CLE*

AA: CLE

HA: HOU

BUFFALO at MIAMI (-3 ½)

BL: MIA

EE: BUF*

AA: MIA

HA: MIA

CHICAGO (-4) at N.Y. GIANTS

BL: CHI

EE: CHI

AA: NYG*

HA: NYG*

DENVER (-5) at CINCINNATI

BL: DEN

EE: DEN

AA: DEN

HA: DEN

L.A. RAMS (-10) at DETROIT

BL: DET*

EE: LAR

AA: LAR

HA: LAR

ARIZONA at GREEN BAY (-14)

BL: ARI*

EE: ARI*

AA: GB

HA: GB

KANSAS CITY (-15) at OAKLAND

BL: OAK*

EE: OAK*

AA: KC

HA: KC

N.Y. JETS at TENNESSEE (-8)

BL: NYJ*

EE: TEN

AA: NYJ*

HA: NYJ*

MINNESOTA at NEW ENGLAND (-5)

BL: MIN

EE: MIN*

AA: NE

HA: MIN*

SAN FRANCISCO at SEATTLE (-10)

BL: SF*

EE: SEA

AA: SEA

HA: SEA

WASHINGTON at PHILADELPHIA (-6 ½)

BL: WAS*

EE: WAS*

AA: PHI

HA: PHI

* — indicates team will lose game but cover point spread

BEST BETS

BL: MIN (+5)

The Vikings are fighting to stay alive in the playoff picture, where they currently hold the No. 5 spot but have little room for error and a challenging schedule down the stretch. The Patriots have a comfortable three-game lead in the AFC East, so their sense of urgency isn’t nearly the same as the Vikings. Of course, Patriots QB Tom Brady is less effective when he’s under duress, but the problem most opponents have is that in order to get after Brady they must bring extra pass rushers at the expense of coverage. The Vikings don’t have that problem. What makes their defense so great is that they can get pressure with just four, leaving a full complement of players in coverage. The Vikings also have a balanced offense that can match points with the Pats, and WR Adam Thielen has been almost unstoppable this season.

EE: DEN (-5)

Maybe you’re a big fan of Jeff Driskel, who actually played respectably well in relief of Andy Dalton last week and who earns his first NFL start on Sunday, but I will pass here. It’s less about Driskel, really, and more about a surging Broncos team that’s back in the playoff picture and a Bengals team that’s completely ruined by injuries now. The Cincinnati offensive line and defense are giant messes, and Broncos QB Case Keenum has done a great job of cutting down on turnovers. Normally, a 5-6 road team giving up five points to an opponent with the same record would give us pause, but there is ample evidence to suggest these are teams headed in opposite directions.

AA: DEN (-5)

The Broncos are dangerous right now. Riding a two-game win streak against Super Bowl contenders in the Chargers and Steelers, they have forced a combined six turnovers and found the end zone six times. Now they get Jeff Driskel, in his first career start, and a Bengals 'D' that hasn't held an opponent below 24 points and/or 500 yards of offense in nearly two months. I'm not a big believer in Vance Joseph, but his Broncos are so much more talented, and so much healthier at this juncture of the season, that I feel relatively comfortable laying the five points on the road in another tricky week for best bets.

HA: SEA (-10)

The Seahawks are my lock of the week as the 49ers appear to be phoning it in at this point with all the injuries they've suffered. And though I will never be a Pete Carroll fan off the field, he may be the NFL Coach of the Year for the job he's doing rebuilding his club on the fly. The Seahawks today don't resemble the team I saw Week 2 on Monday night in Chicago, and at this point need to be considered a favorite for a wild card. They should blast the Niners.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS (Overall / ATS / Best Bets)

BL: 9-3 / 6-6 / 0-1

EE: 10-2 / 5-7 / 1-0

AA: 9-3 / 7-5 / 1-0

HA: 8-4 / 6-6 / 1-0

SEASON RESULTS

BL: 97-62-2 / 70-84-7 / 4-8

EE: 102-58-2 / 70-82-9 / 7-4-1

AA: 108-51-2 / 86-67-8 / 8-4

HA: 102-57-2 / 83-70-8 / 7-5